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Best Buys: Unsecured personal loans

14 December 2018 14:09

Personal loans, or unsecured loans, allow you borrow a sum of money and pay it back over a set time…

Best Buys: Two year fixed-rate bonds

4 December 2018 17:42

Fixed rate bonds can allow you to earn interest at a set rate for a certain amount of time. Here…

How do we ensure women aren’t penalised for becoming parents?

30 November 2018 14:09

There’s a moment of realisation that comes to all parent’s post-baby: the flash back to those thoughts we all have…

Best Buys: Regular savings accounts

27 November 2018 16:43

Regular savings accounts mean you have to commit to paying in a certain amount every of month – but they…

Dear Mary’s money matters

22 November 2018 22:05

Dear Mary answers some of your financial dilemmas: Q. A friend’s niece who got her first job last year and…

The sinister rise of BlackRock asset manager

22 November 2018 15:01

A few months ago, an aggressive US pressure group called the Campaign for Accountability declared that it had a new…

Brexit negotiators need to focus on our fishermen

22 November 2018 14:27

I listen in despair to Brexiteers’ dismissals of pleas from business for a settlement that allows them to plan beyond…

Best Buys: Cashback credit cards

20 November 2018 16:27

If you’re on the hunt for a new credit card – and you’re planning on paying off your card every…

The UK has a great future in high-value manufacturing – but changes are needed

16 November 2018 11:09

The opening of McLaren’s new production facility in Rotherham may have been rich in pomp and ceremony – a 3,850…

Best Buys: Five-year fixed rate mortgages

13 November 2018 16:15

Looking to put a foot on the housing ladder soon? This week’s best buys – of five-year fixed rate mortgages…

There’s no reason why there should be empty shops in Britain’s high streets

13 November 2018 16:10

If you care about your local community, you can’t help but feel disheartened at the sight of a closing store.…

Is Mike Ashley the only person on a mission to keep bricks-and-mortar retailing alive?

12 November 2018 12:35

I dreamed I saw a monster advancing through a devastated town centre, mighty footsteps shaking semi-derelict buildings. I awoke in…

If Jo Johnson is so worried about financial services, he should back Brexit

10 November 2018 18:22

Jo Johnson has noticed that Theresa May has managed to unite the country, in that both Leavers and Remainers worry…

Best Buys: Easy access savings accounts

6 November 2018 16:15

If you have savings that you quite fancy putting away for a rainy day, but want to have access to…

Has HMRC done enough to solve the botched implementation of child benefit charges?

6 November 2018 11:56

You’ve just had a baby. Life is upside down, but in a good way. A couple of months in, you…

Best Buys: 0% introductory rate balance transfer credit cards

31 October 2018 18:55

0% balance transfer credit cards can help you to save money by not charging interest on your existing balance. Here…

The Chancellor must not betray business with another attack on the self-employed

26 October 2018 11:02

The Conservatives used to be known as the party of business. Theresa May still seems to be trying to keep…

What the Government can learn from Piers Morgan’s ‘papoosegate’

25 October 2018 20:25

When Piers Morgan called Daniel Craig an #emasculatedbond for carrying his daughter in a baby carrier, Twitter responded in the…

What can Monday’s Budget do to make business feel better?

25 October 2018 20:15

‘Uncertainty is draining investment from the UK, with Brexit having a negative impact on eight in ten businesses,’ says Carolyn…

Why a four-day working week isn’t such a bad idea

25 October 2018 19:57

Most people were scandalised by John McDonnell’s proposal to promote a four-day working week. But before we get incensed about…

Correcting the FTSE

25 October 2018 19:55

The FTSE100 fell by more than 10%, which is generally regarded as a ‘correction’. How does that compare with other…

Best Buys: One-year fixed rate bonds

23 October 2018 17:22

Savers who are looking for a fixed return on their cash but who don’t want to invest over the longer…

From Faangs to Baangs – why it makes sense to go for gold

18 October 2018 15:59

The current stock-market correction has been steaming down the track since August and I claim no wisdom for having predicted…

Best Buys: Buy-to-let mortgages

16 October 2018 18:01

Looking to get into the buy-to-let market? These five year fixed-rate mortgages might be of interest to potential investors. Data…